WAIST-UP CDV OF 90TH PENNSYLVANIA SOLDIER

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Item Code: 224-458

Image shows George W. Taylor wearing a dark frock coat with 1st Sergeant chevrons.

Photo is clean and clear with excellent contrast. Mount has been trimmed.

Reverse has a period pencil inscription that reads “1ST SERGT. G. H. TAYLOR / CO. E”

Back mark is for ROBERTS of Philadelphia.

George W. Taylor enlisted as a Private in Company E, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on September 17, 1861. He was promoted to 1st Sergeant of Company C on an undisclosed date and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant April 26, 1863. He mustered out at the expiration of his term of service on November 26, 1864 at Fort Dushane, Virginia.

The 90th Pennsylvania was engaged at 2nd Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotsylvania and Petersburg. The regiment lost 6 officers and 224 enlisted men killed, died of wounds and disease as well as many more wounded.

Taylor’s name appears on the Pennsylvania State Monument at Gettysburg showing he was present for that engagement where his regiment fought on Oak Ridge during the first days fight.  [ad]

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